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Catalyst Race Series

Touch of Nature hosts several community-focused events annually that highlight the excitement of outdoor education while showcasing the natural beauty of our 3400 acres.

These events help us fulfill parts of our mission, including enhancing experiential learning and increasing environmental awareness.

Touch of Nature is committed to offering our participants safe, fun, and enjoyable experiences devoted to equity, inclusion and diversity. 

Catalyst Race Series

Catalyst Race Series

The Catalyst Race Series is back in 2024 with another Spooky Catalyst Race planned to take place this fall at Touch of Nature. Visit the Catalyst Race Series here for information on the race.

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Maple Syrup Festival 

March 23-24, 2024

Enjoy two full days of family fun including maple syrup demonstrations, pancake breakfast, nature hikes, lumberjack demonstrations, children's activities, vendors and artisans, and much more. Check out the Maple Syrup Festival event page to learn more.


2024 Solar Eclipse Weekend

April 6-9, 2024

Located in the path of totality for the 2024 Solar Eclipse, Touch of Nature is the perfect location to turn the eclipse into a fun filled experience. The second of two once in a lifetime eclipses will be taking place in Southern Illinois. Learn more about our Solar Eclipse Weekend here